Friday, Geof and I headed to Uncasville, Connecticut for the weekend. We were really supposed to go on Thursday, but the snow trapped us in. We made it up there around 4pm and were able to settle in before getting ready to head over to the Mohegan Sun Casino to see SafetySuit perform in the Wolf Den. We planned this trip a few weeks back when we saw that they were playing there. Geof became a quick fan after we went to the show in Philly and obliged my request to make this a Valentine’s weekend getaway.
Me with the band - Jeremy, Tate, Moi, Doug and Dave
We headed over to the casino in style, as our hotel offered complimentary limo service to and from Mohegan Sun. We arrived around 7:15pm and waited in line for awhile. It was a free show and we were lucky to get seated at a table right up front. That may have had something to do with me pleading with the host and the couple in front of us giving up their seats since they knew I was a huge fan (they heard me talking about how great the band was while we were in line). I thanked them profusely and sent them over some drinks once we finally got settled. We sat with four other people and became friends fast. We were with a couple from New York, Brian and Crystal and a mom and her daughter, Emily and Kristen. Kristen shares my love for the band and we had a great time.
Geof with the guys...I cut Dave off by accident!
SafetySuit came on around 9pm and rocked the house for about an hour. They played all of my favorite songs off their album, Life Left To Go and I was at the edge of the stage the entire time. Geof being the sweet and wonderful husband that he is rocked out from his chair and took some photos for me. The band has so much energy and was incredible, as usual. They performed a song called, You Don’t See Me that is going to be on their next album. This song is amazing! The band stayed after the show (just like they did in Philly) to meet their fans. They were just as nice as before and so down to earth. They’re incredibly modest and all around great guys. When you talk to them you can tell that they love what they do and appreciate their fans. I’ll continue to support these guys as long as they keep making music. You just feel good when you leave the show and that is the only way I can really describe it.
You Don't See Me...If you don’t want to hear the back story, the song starts @ 1:50
Down from the concert on Friday
After the concert, Geof and I had a late dinner at Bobby’s Burger Palace (Bobby Flay restaurant). It may be one of the best burgers that I have ever had. We played some slots and then headed back to the hotel. From Friday alone, the 4-hour drive was totally worth it! Here is my review from the SafetySuit concert in Philadelphia if you're interested.
P.S. Sorry I’ve been absent this week. With work, the snow and getting ready for this trip, I’ve been swamped. I’ll be around to catch up with everyone as A.S.A.P! There is also still time to enter some of the giveaways below.